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March 28

March 28, 2019

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, cell

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC announces plans for Code School

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College has revealed plans to open its MCC Code School, beginning this fall quarter. The nine-month, 20-hour per week noncredit program will enable students to secure entry-level web application positions by building competencies in high-demand information technology areas. In addition to teaching students, the MCC Code School will support employers seeking to recruit and grow talent. The program will be housed at the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology on the Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway.

 

“What the MCC Code School will bring to the Omaha area is two-fold. First, it will give students the necessary IT skills to obtain a job where they will be successful. Secondly, it will help regional companies grow by providing much needed talent,” said Victoria Novak, director of the College’s Workforce Innovation Division. “Our new Code School will further diversity in the IT industry, help students build other skills such as teamwork and communication while equipping them to be community engagement contributors.”

 

The MCC Code School will prepare students for an Agile work environment and emulate best-practices. Students will be given a job description and will undergo performance evaluations. The MCC Code School’s immersive learning culture will reflect the Agile and other best-practices used by today’s successful organizations.

 

“Students in the MCC Code School will learn by doing, not listening. Classroom lessons will be interactive and teamwork-oriented,” said Novak. “Students will complete tasks together and proactively develop a team culture.”

 

Classes will be held evenings and weekends. Upon completion, students may transfer their certificate to MCC college credit. For more information about the MCC Code School, visit mccneb.edu/codeschool, email corporatetraining@mccneb.edu or call 531-MCC-4943. 

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.